Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy Holidays

From our family to yours.

Peace and goodwill to all.


Runty the Cat

Billy the Bear

Monday, December 03, 2007


Memories are made of this

I was going through Bill's clothes to donate them when I came across his flannel shirts. He has several of them and I thought something could be made from them to remember him by. Thus Billy was born.

I found this pattern at JoAnn's :

I don't sew that well, but the patterns and the instructions are very clear and I could follow them pretty easily.

Billy was born.

Here he is, sitting in Bill's favorite chair. But wait. Even though he was made from a shirt, he still needed a shirt, don't you think?

Here we go. That's better.

Here are Billy and Billy 2. Billy 2 was given to Bill's daughter Erica. He was made from a shirt that she gave to him two Christmases ago. Now she has the shirt back. And more.

I will be making more Billys. Each of the grandchildren will get one on his/her birthday. Billy, of course, will stay with me.
In the meantime I did some knitting.

A honeycomb vest. A present for Erica.

Another honeycomb. This time a cardigan sweater/jacket. This one is mine. It looks just like Runty.

And that little guy was inspecting Granddaughter Ingrid's Wonderful Wallaby.

This last picture has nothing to do with Teddy bears, knitting or cat, but it's so pretty I decided to include it anyway. Here are the trees in the Shenandoah National Park one foggy morning in November as we drove along the Skyline Drive hoping to see the Fall foliage and instead encountering ... ice and snow!

Pretty anyway, eh?